Picks and Pans Review: Introducing ... Shwayze: MTV's Buzz Band
• Rapper Shwayze (above right), 23, teams up with Whitestarr’s Cisco Adler, 29, for the MTV reality show Buzzin’ and a self-titled debut.
HOW DID YOU TWO COME TOGETHER?
CISCO: He woke up on my couch.
SHWAYZE: I was like, “Yo, want to make beats?”
CISCO: Really, we needed a link to the 20-year-old chicks after I broke up with Kimberly [Stewart].
HOW’RE THE LOVE LIVES SINCE THE SHOW?
SHWAYZE: I’m still single, but I’ve gotten some better looks.
CISCO: You got a Pussycat Doll’s number! I’m moving on to supermodels only.
HOW’D YOU COME UP WITH THE NAME SHWAYZE?
SHWAYZE: When we started, Cisco was like, “Dude, you need a rap name.” So he kind of just knighted me.
CISCO: There are too many Aaron Smiths [Shwayze’s real name].
HAD YOU BEEN WATCHING DIRTY DANCING?
CISCO: It had nothing to do with Patrick Swayze. But Point Break is one of the best classics of all time.
SHWAYZE: Road House too. I love Patrick Swayze!